Welcome Amanpreet Cheema, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Pristine Mental Health is kicking off 2023 by welcoming a new provider, Amanpreet Cheema, PMHNP, to our team! Amanpreet Cheema is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a Master of Science degree from Walden University. Before starting her nursing career, Amanpreet completed a bachelor’s degree in education from Seattle Pacific University and has… Continue reading Welcome Amanpreet Cheema, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Most Prominent Causes and Complications of PTSD

Most Prominent Causes and Complications of PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. PTSD can occur in people of any age and may even inflict children. It’s not uncommon for people with PTSD to… Continue reading Most Prominent Causes and Complications of PTSD

Facts Parents Should Know about Depression in Teens

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. It affects more than 16 million adults each year. And it doesn’t end with adults. Depression is common in children and teens as well. It is estimated that around 14% of teens struggle with depression, but this number is likely even higher. If your teen… Continue reading Facts Parents Should Know about Depression in Teens

Pediatric Psychiatry – Frequently Asked Questions

A child’s mental health influences their overall health and well-being. Mental disorders in children are typically described as a drastic change in the way a child learns or handles emotions, making it difficult to get through the day. A recent study by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) shows that the number of children diagnosed with anxiety… Continue reading Pediatric Psychiatry – Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Different Treatment Options for Anxiety Disorders?

What Are the Different Treatment Options for Anxiety Disorders? The body’s natural reaction to stress is anxiety. During an anxiety episode, you may feel nervous, feel a sense of panic, and also have an increased heart rate. However, anxiety and its numerous symptoms usually disappear once the stressful situation is resolved. Yet, sometimes, people may… Continue reading What Are the Different Treatment Options for Anxiety Disorders?

The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a typical stress response and can be helpful in some circumstances. It can warn the body about potential threats, activate the fight or flight response, and help you gather focus and energy for the challenge that triggered anxiety. However, when a person suffers from anxiety disorders, there… Continue reading The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Understanding The Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

Understanding The Lesser-Known Signs of Depression People with depression deal with several symptoms. While some of them may be easy to recognize, others may not be as obvious. From reduced cognitive functioning to irritability and even weight changes, a person dealing with depression could struggle with several issues that often get brushed off as “irresponsibility.”… Continue reading Understanding The Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

Signs, Symptoms and Common Factors That Indicate a Person Is Dealing With Anxiety

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life and can be shared by almost every individual at some point. However, when this anxiety becomes frequent, intense, excessive, and persistent and an individual starts having worry and fear about everyday situations, it is no longer considered normal. The anxiety then becomes a disorder, a type… Continue reading Signs, Symptoms and Common Factors That Indicate a Person Is Dealing With Anxiety

Understanding Depression And The Best Ways To Treat It

Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It Depression is a medical condition that affects your mood and ability to function, and different people experience it in different ways. It can therefore be classified as a mood disorder associated with feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities. Data… Continue reading Understanding Depression And The Best Ways To Treat It

Understanding PTSD: Symptoms And Treatment

Understanding PTSD: Symptoms And Treatment Dealing with PTSD can be overwhelming and confusing. It can take a toll on every aspect of a person’s life and make them feel vulnerable. In fact, people exposed to traumatic events often experience feelings and exhibit reactions similar to the ones they experienced during the traumatic event. Hence if… Continue reading Understanding PTSD: Symptoms And Treatment